Christianity that is not cross-centered," says Bill Farley," degenerates into love for friends but not enemies, forgiveness for those who deserve it but not for those who don't, and worship of God for his grace but not his justice or his wrath." The message of the cross is central to Christianity, and when it is not so, we run the risk of turning our thoughts to the world rather than turning them toward heaven. Because the cross is so common in our culture--we see it on necklaces, on roadsides, and on hospitals--we are numbed to the life-changing truth for which it stands. To many the cross seems foolish or offensive. But as believers it must play an important part in everything that we do. In Outrageous Mercy, Bill Farley calls readers to reject an apathetic attitude toward the cross and instead adopt an understanding of the cross as more than a symbol--as a source of spiritual power, delight, and a reference point for every part of life.